Code Enforcement addresses areas of code compliance pertaining to the abatement of public nuisances, substandard housing, and zoning violations as defined in City ordinances. The City's Code Compliance officer is Stacey Burts. To submit a potential code violation complaint, please use the online form. The Code Enforcement Board reviews cases of code violations if voluntary corrections are not made after initial contact by the Code Compliance Officer.
The following Property Maintenance Assistance Guide is provided to assist residents in cleaning and maintaining their properties.
Public nuisances include inoperable/junk vehicles, debris, rubbish, garbage, overgrown vegetation, etc. on private and public land. See the definition of "Nuisance" (WCC 2.07.040 (8)) in the Wenatchee Housing Code for the complete description.
Vegetation and landscaping are part of what makes Wenatchee a beautiful place, but it also can become a nuisance if not maintained. On July 15, 2014, the Code Enforcement Department sent out 18,160 brochures to all of the addresses in the City of Wenatchee in order to encourage property owners to voluntarily address vegetation problems that are in violation of City code. The following brochure outlines these code requirements. We appreciate your efforts in helping to keep Wenatchee nuisance free and looking great!
Substandard housing includes housing that does not meet minimum health and safety standards, such as lack of water, smoke alarms, power or sewer, broken windows, and faulty weather protection, etc. See the definition of substandard buildings (WCC 2.07.290) in the housing code for the complete description.
Zoning enforcement addresses violations of the Wenatchee Zoning Code. Such violations commonly concern permitted, conditional and accessory uses, accessory structures, setbacks, required off-street parking, fencing and signs.